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    Posted: 13/January/2008 at 12:16pm

This is a question for anyone who, can give me a educated answer on the cimex vs. op.  I recently bought a cimex and I am using the fiber max pads, (grey ones).  If you were trying to sell me a op machine how would you convince me that it doese a better job then a cimex.  Keep in mind my cimex is strictly for my commecial accounts, I still use my tm for tile/grout, and residential carpet.  I would also like to rid myself of the tm because of the hassle but have not anything that can compare for tile/grout or residential carpet.

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Kysweet:
The cimex does a great job of encapping but only encapping, the idea of using an OP machine is so you not only use the encap product but you do two methods in ONE process.
 
The pads pick up the bulk of the soil, this allows the encap product to only work on the minimum amount of soil. Hence you can REMOVE the traffic lanes and nasty areas and everything will be even and much better looking.
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THANK YOU FOR THE REPLY.  I USED THE CIMEX THIS WEEKEND AT A 5,000 SQ. FT. DOCTORS OFFICE THAT I USUALLY STEAM CLEAN.  I WAS ABLE TO CLEAN ALL OF THE CARPET IN ABOUT  2.5 HOURS VERSUS ROUGHLY 7 TO 8 HOURS WITH MY TM.  I WENT BACK TODAY TO SEE HOW THEY LOOKED DRY AND I WAS BLOWN AWAY WITH HOW CLEAN THEY WERE.  I AM A TRUE FAN OF THE CIMEX NOW AND WILL USE THE TM AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE.  I WOULD LIKE TO TRY A GOOD OP TO COMPAIR, IF I CAN GET ONE SOON I WILL INFORM EVERYONE ON THE RESULTS.
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Originally posted by kysweet kysweet wrote:

This is a question for anyone who, can give me a educated answer on the cimex vs. op.  I recently bought a cimex and I am using the fiber max pads, (grey ones).  If you were trying to sell me a op machine how would you convince me that it doese a better job then a cimex.  Keep in mind my cimex is strictly for my commecial accounts, I still use my tm for tile/grout, and residential carpet.  I would also like to rid myself of the tm because of the hassle but have not anything that can compare for tile/grout or residential carpet.

 
If I was selling you an OP I would sell you a Cimex.
Who needs or wants stinky smelly pads in their truck? I hate doing laundryDead
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kysweet,
 
Have a demo of both systems on the same carpet and level of soil and the visual soil on the OP pad will be staggering as opposed to the poly pads on the Cimex.
 
Explanations and talk is cheap. Do the visual demo and see for yourself.
 
Your decision should be:
 
Do you wand if easier for you? Or more soil removal for you client?
 
The soil absorbancy power of the cotton pad is awesome, but rewashing them is a chore that many detest. Both systems are considered Encapping as long as Encap products are being used.
 
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If I was selling you an OP I would sell you a Cimex.
Who needs or wants stinky smelly pads in their truck? I hate doing laundry
 
Lol Splash and Dash, why should you care about quality or removing soil? What a joke!
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Padman, please translate to English I don't understand hillbilly.

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I NEVER KNEW A CIMEX WAS AN O.P Machine. Dash knows his stuff.
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If I was selling you an OP I would sell you a Cimex.
Who needs or wants stinky smelly pads in their truck? I hate doing laundry

We had a laundry sink in the kitchen when I was growing up.  Mom did laundry by hand with a brush and washboard, then dried the clothes on a clothesline.  That was doing laundry. 

Today, what do you do?  Heavy manual labor putting the items in a washing machine and adding a small amount of carpet cleaning chemical as the detergent then turn the machine on?  Oh, how exhausting.  And then before going to bed you transfer them to the dryer and let it run.  Oh, will the work never end?  And then put the clean dry pads into the van in the morning, oh the back breaking work.

How do some people ever find the energy to turn the key in the ignition?  It simply boggles the mind.
Are you in a high paying business or are you just a self employed low paid grunt who thinks this business provides dignity?
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Duck, what do you expect? O.P.ers are looking for an easier way to clean with the least work possible!!

So washing up after yourself is simply not on the cards.... sheeesh!!!LOLLOLLOL
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And O.Pers found it!  Upper

How's everythng down under, FreshAire?
Are you in a high paying business or are you just a self employed low paid grunt who thinks this business provides dignity?
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Hot'n'sweaty Duck- in the grip of summertime heat here at the moment with temps over 35C (around 100F) for the last week. Great for losing  those excess Xmaskilos!!LOL
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Do you use the same washing machine to wash both your OP pads and your wifes panties?
 
Now I'm not asking if you wash them together, rather if you do use the same machine?
 
 
just askin-
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Ken, I have a separate machine set up outside my house in a sheltered alcove, so I can walk down the driveway from my truck, to the machine, dump them in, then unlock my house and enter it.

Given what you are likely to find on carpets, I have no real desire for cross-contamination with what I wear against my own skin!
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